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Chris Evans | 11:19 UK time, Monday, 18 April 2011

Great to be back in the hot seat today.

And it's light!

Light on the way to work for the first time this year. This run for us is a busy busy time. Royal Wedding, The Hay Festival and our Children In Need four day extravaganza. So leggings on, head down and off we go. Try to keep up now.





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    csn. xx

  • Comment number 2.

    Chris, lovely to have you back.

    csn. xx

  • Comment number 3.

    Morning Chris

    It was great to have you back on air this morning, although my Poddypod had a good workout in your absence!

    It must be the time of year for busyness - 4 days at work for us and then 11 days off packed full of fun and lovely stuff! Then I think May will be a "feet won't touch the ground" kind of month - all outside of work as nowt's changed on that front: I'm still sat at my desk counting passing cars for 40 hours a week!

    Hope everyone else is keeping ok. Sorry for absinthe, I just didn't really have anything to say so thought I'd say nothing .......



  • Comment number 4.

    Good morning, good morning, good morning!!!

    Welcome back Christoff - good to have you back in control . . .

    All well here, skied / walked / sunnned in Chamonix last week, BBQ'd on Saturday (beer can chicken, excelllent . . )

    Onward and upwards . . . .happy summertime everyone . . .!!!!!!!!

    DtM x

  • Comment number 5.

    Leggings on?????? Why do I now have visions of a Chris Evans version of Max Wall gallumping along the streets of London!

    So good to have you back!

  • Comment number 6.

    Glad your back in the hot seat ,hope you had good holiday

  • Comment number 7.

    Good morning Christoph!

    How wonderful to have you back mwaaaah! You were sorely missed.

    Busy time ahead - I will be with you every step of the way but I will pass on the leggings, thanks ;o)

    DtM - I have lovely memories of Chamonix beautiful place.

    Have a good day folks!

    Mary xx

  • Comment number 8.

    Hi Chris: wonderful to have you back! I was downstairs this morning at 6.15, radio on, waiting for you. Show just fabulous, as always. xx

    Oh, and as a special wee treat, I heard Vanessa play "Never Gonna Give You Up" - result!

    Hi everyone: hope all is well. What a panic when I went on the blog yesterday to find it closed - aaarrggghh!

    Cheryl: that's a nice long break you have to look forward to!

    Hi CSN!

    Happy Monday, all.

    C xx

  • Comment number 9.

    Hi Chrissie

    REALLY looking forward to some time off with my fella. He's introducing me to the Lake District. We've workout out our itinerary and I think that by Royal Wedding Day (also a local beer festival going on - huzzah!!) I will have gone from my 5'7" self to approx 4'10" ......!



  • Comment number 10.

    Hi Chrissie and everyone.

    Another lovely sunny day here.

    Hope you all had a good weekend.

    csn. xx

  • Comment number 11.

    Morning peeps and welcome back Chris.
    Only a 3 day week for me as I am taking days off - Thursday until 3 May. Not going away but do have a few nice things planned including 2 possibly 3 trips to the Nantwich Jazz festival which is on over Easter.

    Deevs - enjoy the Lake District. Don't forget your Kendal Mint Cake.

    ttfn, Crumpy xx

  • Comment number 12.

    Cheryl: yes, sounds like a very physical time lies ahead ... I mean all the walking you'll be doing!

    Crumpy: oooh, you enjoy your long break too - wish I had arranged to have extra days off!

    CSN: thank you, I did have a good weekend. Bit gutted I missed the FNWC, but I see it was sort of cut off in its prime!

    C xx

  • Comment number 13.

    Welcome back on the air CLP!

    I love the long days, even better if like today the sun is shining!

    Happy days, keep smiling


  • Comment number 14.

    Hi CLP,

    Great to have you and the team back in the morning, nothing again RM personally but he was bloomin awful on the radio (IMHO).

    Hope everyone is having a good day so far.



  • Comment number 15.


    Thank goodness you are back. Some smarmy twerp took over your show whilst you were away. Don't know who he was but I hope he doesn't come back...


  • Comment number 16.

    No Kendal Mint Cake on our walk. It's way too calorific and way way way too sweet! Sandwiches, crisps and a flask of bovril/juice (weather depending) for us. May is going to turn out to be a very busy month for me, both at work and out of work. I will need another holiday after that!


  • Comment number 17.

    3 in a row?

  • Comment number 18.

    Hello bloggers all

    I shall await the nod from MTF regarding post count competition which was scuppered by the premature closure of this blog after 7 days...

    Deevs and Nic - our friend who is a beer writer in Cumbria helps promote the beer from the Coniston Brewing Co which is a microbrewery in centre of Coniston village attached to The Black Bull.

    I will be making another post immediately after this - am experimenting ...

  • Comment number 19.

    Another attempt to 'test' the blog --- please talk amongst yourselves ....

  • Comment number 20.

    Back again. Just ignore me. Nothing to see here ....

  • Comment number 21.

    Welcome Back Mr Evans,

    And thank goodness you are back, why do Radio 2 insist on replacing you with RM - none of us want him and all of us switch off - you are very lucky that we remember to switch back when you return :)

    I am glad you had a good break, you were missed.

    Afternoon to everyone else, I hope you are fine and well on this lovely sunny April Monday and it's a four day week as well - hip hip hooray. For all of you on your holidays have a nice relaxing time.

    I just thought I'd share with you the following: The church hot water boiler started to drip, so I called in BG who are responsible for it and they said it just needed a new part. So imagine my surprise when they sent me a quote for £1,800 + VAT for a brand new boiler. According to them the part wasn't available anymore. Well I wasn't settling for that so called in an independant boiler specialist who fixed it for £146. So if you live near me and need the name of a good boiler fixer then let me know. I shall be phong BG later on to tell them - can't wait :)


  • Comment number 22.

    Oh Christoph - thank goodness you're back!!! It's just not the same without you, but for any future vacances, could you please try to swing it so that the scrumptious Richard Allinson covers for you? Anyone else is a very poor substitute in my book - sorry.

    I too only have the next couple of days at work. I finish on Thursday lunchtime, when I then collect the keys to our new pad and then on Good Friday it's moving day - hurrah! Thereafter, I will be able to enjoy a garden on days and evenings such as this - can't wait.

    There's a bit more packing to do but we're now living with2 x plates, cups and bowls. Luckily I batch-cooked at the weekend so that the pots 'n pans could be packed, and I've just about got enough pants to last me until Friday ......

    With that thought I will bid you adieu.


    jillygoat xx

  • Comment number 23.

    KatyMac: oooh, I love a good mystery - what's the experiment?

    AliB: very well done! And, yes, I am sure you will take great delight in telling the other crowd where to go! We recently had our office refurbished. First quote for new wooden blinds (16 of them) was £4,700! Yep, five grand for 16 blinds! Our "interior designer" eventually found a company who quoted £1,600 - incredible, eh?

    Jillygoat: very relieved to hear you should make it through to Friday, pants-wise!
    Hope the removal goes well - with all the stuff you managed to chuck out, that should have helped!

    C xx

  • Comment number 24.

    For JILLYGOAT who guessed the closest [before they shut the blog ...]


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  • Comment number 25.

    Chrissie-S - I'm in communication with the Head of BBC Social Media for Radio and Music programmes regarding some of the problems we've been having on both the blogs ... and as I don't post in here very often and certainly don't do multiple posts in quick succession, thought I'd better test what others have told me ...


  • Comment number 26.

    Cake and hat ....... splendiferous as usual.
    C x

  • Comment number 27.

    Hi all - good to have you back Chris. I have to add my comment regarding the Madeley - I really enjoy him on the radio. He's so enthusiastic about everything and he makes me laugh. Just saying, like.

    I hear it's Liza Tarbuck on at Drivetime - I'm very, very happy about that as well.

    Barmy (a lone voice, but a happy one). xx

  • Comment number 28.

    Katy: ah, are you having problems next door too? Hope they don't cut you guys off before Simon gets back!

    An incredible hat and cake for Jillygoat!

    Jillygoat: congratulations!

    Barmy: good to see that you enjoyed RM. I did really like him the last time he sat in for Chris, but this time ... well, I just didn't fancy him as much. Really like Liza Tarbuck, though!

    C xx

  • Comment number 29.

    Aww - thanks Crumpy x

    Barmy - I hope you don't mind me calling you that as we've only just met .. hi, I'm Katy ...
    .. you are not a lone voice. I quite like Richard Madeley. Despite his propensity for amiable tw*ttishness, he's a really decent and kind human being. I know this from a friend who knows him well.
    However, I went into cringe mode on 2 occasions during the last week - complimenting the half indian vicar on his tan [hoots of laughter] and the offhand rudeness about Marmalade the 60s band. Muchos grovelage. that was funny as well.

    I'm sure Liza will do a fine job in the Drivetime seat.

    I really wish, though, that the R2 stand-ins did a proper blog entry as part of their brief - it would make for an interesting read and perhaps ease the difficulties that 'too many posts attached' seem to be causing nowadays.

  • Comment number 30.


    I agree with you, it would be really interesting if the stand ins could blog (even RM).



  • Comment number 31.


    I did think that when I rashly wrote "none of us" it was kind of a royal "none" and I shouldn't have been speaking for the masses. I just find him a bit smarmy and he keeps saying the same thing over and over again.

    As for Liza, love her, perhaps she could do Breakfast and I would also be most happy with RA too. Can't wait for French and Saunders Friday and Monday.


  • Comment number 32.

    Afternoon each

    Thank goodness you're back Chris and we've got our blog back. Good idea Katy - the stand-ins should keep the blog going.

    I don't mind RM at all and I really Liza.

    Jilly: Am so glad you've got enough pants till Friday!!!!

    Halloooooo everyone - so nice to see you all again.


  • Comment number 33.

    Bums - that should be 'really like Liza'.


  • Comment number 34.

    Thank you to Katy and everyone for my lovely cupcake and hat - I've never won anything in my life, so I'm thrilled !!!!!

    Of course, it might have been a different outcome if the blog hadn't been as closed as the M1 .......

    Chrissie - I've managed to get rid of another bag of clothes to the charity shop since the last van-load. I gave a bag of clothes to a work colleague for her and/or her daughters (stuff I've never worn/grown out of etc) and the following day she came in wearing two of the items - it was really strange seeing my wardrobe walking past my desk!!!

    Sorry about the 'pants' mention - that was probably a bit too much detail. Mind you, it could have been 'commando' time if I hadn't managed to salvage some undies before 'im indoors buried the suitcases under a pile of boxes!

    And once again on that note I'll slink away.

    jillygoat (feeling ten feet tall thanks to my swanky hat!) xx

  • Comment number 35.

    Afternoon all

    Not caught up as I am at work so not here really shhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

    Hope everyone is well and if you see me on here later then please tell me off as i should be reading for my 4000 word assignment.

    hope everyone is well


  • Comment number 36.

    Hello CLP et al

    Yippee, I have found my way back!

    So good to have you back Christoff. As others have said, you have been sorely missed. I did try, I really did, to listen in your absence but, sorry, tuned in elsewhere I’m afraid!

    If RA or JW can’t do it, maybe LT could, I would listen then.

    Never had a jumping blog, my only gripe was the refresh button taking you back to page one. Surely it can’t be that tricky to sort out, can it?!

    AliB, you go girl, b****y rip off merchants!

    I understand our MM is poorly and in hospital. Get well soon Maddy and I wish you a speedy recovery xx

    Glorious wall to wall here again today, long may it last.

    Pen xx

  • Comment number 37.

    JW? - Jimmy White, John Wayne!

    Bring back little Aled, I really tried with RM last week. I put up with his ghost stories, and some of his other guff, but the main problem I have with him, is his Gary Davies DJ style introduction to the records, lets find a spurious link or obscure segway into the track. Aaaaaaaaargh!

    Only a 3 day working week for me this week, so tomorrow is Wednesday as far as I am concerned! YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!

    Oh it's so good to be back on the blog!

    : DD out

  • Comment number 38.

    Can't believe I'm watching daytime tv - Housewives of Orange County - do these people really exist?

    Nice to see you back DD, hope you've got the sunshine.

    I must say, my fave stand-in DJ would be Johnny Walker.

    Pen, I second your good wishes for our MM, hope she's better soon.


  • Comment number 39.

    DD, lol!

    Take your pick, anyone with those initials could have made a better job of it, dead or alive ;-)

    Johnny Walker, of course.

    Pen xx

  • Comment number 40.

    Afternoon gang!

    DD - it's good to have you back in the blog, just don't make a mess like last time eh!?!?

    Jolly - good luck with the move. At least you have a Bank Holiday weekend to do it in, and settle in and everyfink .....

    Good to see the blog back to normal and familiar faces returning too.

    Now, is it 5 o'clock yet and can I please go swimming now. I've been really good .... honest!


  • Comment number 41.


    My friend in the States loves those programs and got me watching them whilst I was out there. Never in my life have I wanted to punch the tv set as much as I did watching these awful women. I was shouting at the tv and everything....lol. As you said do these women really exist, I'm afraid they do :(

    Deev, Yes it is 5 ;)


  • Comment number 42.

    DD it is good to read you posts!

    I saw your comment last week that due to a change of heart you now had been allowed access via your work system. Made me wonder as I am sure we are on the same network and hey presto.....I'm back! Woop!!

    Keep smiling


  • Comment number 43.

    Just testing jumping blog!

    csn. xx

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  • Comment number 46.

    Have the Blog Police taken agin me? Wouldn't let me post my very interesting and informative post. Forgotten what it was now.


  • Comment number 47.

    Have you a problem Annie.


  • Comment number 48.

    Well, I had CSN, but it seems to have gone now.


  • Comment number 49.

    My earlier posts didn't deliver without a hitch, luckily I copied before sending, having learnt from previous experiences.

    NO jumping blog here tho'

    Pen xx

  • Comment number 50.


    kks: nice to see you - wondered where you had been.

    And, of course, Pen, DD and Keith - it's always lovely to see you too.

    Jillygoat: I take it, you are going to sleep wearing that hat?!

    Just to say to Maddy: thinking of you, hope you feel better very soon. Take care. xx

    Have a nice evening everyone.

    C xx

  • Comment number 51.

    Hiya All

    Chris, so good to have you back this morning and a long lie in to enjoy too!

    Have had a lovely day in the sun with friends today but have certain pinkness to show for it!

    Hope everyone's ok

    Sezza xxx

  • Comment number 52.

    Alberquerqui (sp) aka jumping blog......

    Afternoon all. So glad that everybody is back from whence they have been (holidays, cyberclink etc....)

    I am so glad that CE and SM are not on hols at the same time. I think I would lose the will to live with RM at the beginning of my day and then LT at the end.....

    I knew RM reminded me of somebody DD - I can't stand the spurious links either. Unfortunately the couple of minutes I caught of LT this evening included the same sort of thing - why is it that CE and SM can show enthusiasm for artists and records without coming over as smarmy or over bubbly?

    Going crosseyed now - so will go away for a while (quiz league presentation night tonight - we came third so might get a teeeny trophy).


    mtd ffb xxx

  • Comment number 53.


    DD, lovely to see you here.

    KandKs, hope all is well with you partner in crime. xx

    Jillygoat, good luck with the move and Congratulations on winning the lovely hat and cupcake.

    Marjie, thinking of you and sending you lots of love. xx

    Hi Sezza, glad you had a lovely day.

    Chrisse, hope you have a nice evening too.

    Hope you all have a good evening.

    I need to do some ironing!

    csn. xx

  • Comment number 54.

    Hi mtd, have a lovely evening.

    csn. xx

  • Comment number 55.

    Chrissie - I will most definitely be sleeping in my hat and in fact 'im indoors is being consigned to the spare bed so that I can accommodate said hat !!

    Lovely to see everyone again!

    I'm just off to eat some of the chilli that I batch cooked at the weekend. Was going to steam the rice but we've packed the scales and I can't visualise how much rice we usually put in the steamer, so it's the microwaved packet for tonight. Still, one thing less to pack eh?!!!!

    Have a good evening everyone.

    jillygoat xx

  • Comment number 56.

    Oh no not a jumping blog again!

    Evening all,

    Maddy – thinking of you and sending you lots of love and hugs to get well soon xx

    Hiya Crumpy, enjoy your few days off and the Jazz festival.

    Chrissie – I thought of you as soon as I heard “Never gonna give you up!”

    CSN – Hope you had a good weekend. I had a lovely one, had my two nieces overnight on Saturday, didn’t want them to go home yesterday. Good luck with the ironing, I had a marathon session over the weekend, nearly killed me haha, it’s a great feeling when it’s all done and put away.

    Cheryl – Enjoy your break and your visit to the Lake District, beautiful countryside.

    KatyMac – fabulous hat and cup cakes.

    Jillygoat – congratulations, you look fab in the hat ;o) xx Enjoy your chilli – one of my favourites.

    AliB and Chrissie – shocking what people think they can get away with isn’t it?

    Hello Barmy – glad you liked RM, he just wasn’t my cup of tea. Really like Liza - first time I’ve enjoyed Drivetime for a while.

    Hello Keith, Pen, MtD and DD.

    Have a nice evening folks!

    Mary xx

  • Comment number 57.

    I was with you this morning.....so good morning all on a good evening all. Chris E. my brain is so swamped I can't remember what elevenses is. Another day at the office! However, I was reminded by the blog of a childhood memory. Where, I would run along side my father just to keep up with him walking. My legs would go ten to the dozen to his one big stride. I'm all grown up now, and my legs are longer but I still get left behind. xx

  • Comment number 58.

    OMG!!!! The trauma, the emotion, the tears!!!! Just finished watching Eastenders.


  • Comment number 59.

    Ooh I KNOW Annie!
    I was in pieces.


  • Comment number 60.

    Evening CLP and the bloggers, welcome back Chris, was nice to wake up with you this morning. I have to admit I tolerated RM but I've never been a huge fan. I'm glad Liza Tarbuck is deputising on Drivetime, I do like her (but I do like Simon too!)

    Sounds like lots of you are on the countdown to the four day weekend, so can you please spare a thought for those of us who will be working! I'm off Wednesday and Thursday, but do get one bonus day off on Friday as work is closed. Some of us are having a day out to Inchcolm Abbey, which is on an island on the Firth of Forth, so fingers crossed for a decent day.

    Hope everyone has had a good day.


  • Comment number 61.

    Hello all,

    Welcome back Chris nice to see you and hope that you feel all refreshed after your break.
    And wow !! how the Children in Need thing soon comes around ,so it will be all hands on deck then.

    Hope everyone is AOK, I did pop my head around the door briefly at the w/end only to find the blog was down.
    It has been mad ,mad busy here since Chester ,a week of celebrations as it was Daughter no 2's special birthday and shes really been giving it some wellie.
    Has been a lovely week albeit busy ,will be glad to get back to work for a rest LOL.

    Looking forward now that its all over to getting into the garden to catch up with the fairy as she seems to have been very busy in hers .

    Take care ....Bids.xxx.

  • Comment number 62.

    Katy - I had to have chocolate to get over the trauma!!

    Hallo Rosie. Weather forecast looks good for Friday - have a nice time on Inchcolm. Went there years ago and it's lovely.


  • Comment number 63.

    Hello..... testing

  • Comment number 64.

    Just to explain - the BP are now blocking CSN from posting. What's this all about??


  • Comment number 65.

    Evening folks :)

    Am i the ONLY person here that quite likes Richard?

    Steve :-D

  • Comment number 66.

    Evening Steve

    No, I quite like him too, he's like a daft labrador.

    I'm wondering why some people can't post on here tonight.

  • Comment number 67.

    Hello, am I still on the naughty step LOL!

    csn. xx

  • Comment number 68.


    I had a nice little reply all set up and it wouldn't let me post *Sigh*

    Ne'er mind :-D

    Steve :-D

  • Comment number 69.


    Woooooooooooohoooooooooooooo ya did it :-D

    Steve :-D

  • Comment number 70.

    What on earth is going on with this blog??


  • Comment number 71.

    CSN - you got under the wire - well done you.

    Right, am off to bed with me kindle.


  • Comment number 72.

    I have had difficulties posting on here today.

    I have been guilty of 'over posting' in the past, so hope it wasn't me that contributed to the posting system change, which is incidentally a pain in the wotnot, especially next door, where they are being punished far more severely than on here!

    A three minute delay, is absolutely ridiculous.

    Well done Katy, keep up the good work.


  • Comment number 73.

    Evening MTF

    What is 'over posting'?

    Haven't quite gone yet.

  • Comment number 74.

    Annie and Steve.

    This is strange, just had a call from Mr CSN who is laughing his head off because I haven't been able to post tonight, he has just been taking photos of Derek Acorah. Spooky!

    csn. xx

  • Comment number 75.

    Spooky CsN you posted loud and clear there, hooe everyone is well as not had a chance to catch up and now shattered so aim to pop back tomorrow.

    Oh I got a mention this morning but Clp forgot my name!!! The building my first wall, patio and frame for balcony was so chuffed as got a round of applause from the lovely Johnny Saunders and Lynn Bowles.

    Night night all

    Kandks xxxxxx

  • Comment number 76.

    Would you look at the time?? I'm definitely off now too.

    Night all.


  • Comment number 77.

    Night everyone.

    Sleep well and sweet dreams.

    Steve, I'm sure RM is a really nice guy but just wish he didn't try to act like a smoothy on the radio.

    Annie, thank you for your help getting me off the naughty step. LOL!

    KandKs, what a clever girl you are, well done on all the building work. Saw your photos on fb.

    Rosie, hope you have a lovely day out.

    Mary, glad you had a lovely weekend with your nieces. Mine was good thank you. What you said about the ironing made me smile, and yes it's a wonderful feeling when it's all done until the next lot appears.

    Bids, glad you had a nice week and your daughter had a lovely birthday.

    csn. xx

  • Comment number 78.

    Dear all

    Sorry, haven't been able to cach up but nice to see some old and new faces

    Bingo - love to your mum

    My news, not the big news that I'm still not allowed to tell you, but other good news is that I have found a new work contract at a different firm once I leave here at the end of the month. Only 6 months but its local and well paid and a saggy old cloth cat shouoldn't complain


  • Comment number 79.

    Morning all

    Lovely here again today

    Think of me though, boy1 has grown out of all his clothes so shopping for a reluctant teenager!

    I think i must be very lucky, haven't really had any major problems with the blog. Mine doesn't bounce (oo-er missus!) and occasionally a post won't go up straight away but I usually get there eventually!

    Hope it all gets sorted out

    Sezza xxx

  • Comment number 80.

    Maddy - get well soon xx

    Baggy - congrats on the new contract! But when are we going to hear the big news, eh eh eh???!!!

    KandKs - well done on getting a mention yesterday and good luck with the building!

    Deevs - I'm off from this Thursday until 3rd May, so plenty of time for unpacking boxes ....... I think 'im indoors is very glad he's back at work after Easter!

    Fingers crossed this lovely weather lasts until Friday .... there's nothing worse than trying to move your furniture and boxes in the rain, and I do not want a soggy mattress ta very much!

    Happy Tuesday everyone.

    jillygoat xx

  • Comment number 81.

    Morning all,

    Great show this morning Chris. I can be found (last door on the right) singing (badly) my heart out to the tunes!

    I would just like to give my opinion (for what tit is worth) regarding RM. I can honestly state that I do not find him offensive at all. What I would say though is that he does not captivate me as a listener either. When he is on I find myself simply listening to the music in the background. ;-)

    With our very own CLP it is a different story, I feel he makes me (the listener) feel part of the show by his enthusiasm and general up beat delivery of the show. Nuff said……

    I am rather enjoying my ability to be able to blog from work! Thanks you to my IT team!

    Keep smiling


  • Comment number 82.

    Morning all

    What a treat, the lovely Richard Allinson is sitting in for ZB, who has been covering for KB. How unfortunate that ZB has lost her voice!!

    BEAUTIFUL day here.

    Pen xx

  • Comment number 83.

    Morning all

    Chris, great show.

    Beautiful day here too.

    Pen, RA is lovely.

    csn. xx

  • Comment number 84.

    I absolutely love RA so I'm thrilled he's on now. Woo hoooooooooo !!!!

    jillygoat xx

  • Comment number 85.


    I agree about RM but i think that's part of his "charm" as it were. I think it's good that BBC does that with the holiday relief as it gives us a break from the usual and also a chance to hear someone we wouldn't maybe listen to.


    RA is a top top DJ very underrated i feel. I used to listen to him a LOT when he did Sat afternoons. Not that keen on SW anymore and haven't been for a long time. JV is good in his slot. Not listened VF but i used to like SK when i was up that early. KB has me in stitches and i like the choice of ZB as his holiday relief. I heard LT as replacement for SM the other evening . . she's another good relief. It's a shame that R&M have moved to 6 as i thought they bought something to R2 that hadn't been there for before (although i do concede that 6 is prob their natural home) I miss ML and his various shows gave me a chance to listen to listen to stuff i'd have no hope or desire of listening to otherwise. AL is good in his slot as well. I think he's well suited to the graveyard shift.

    Morning folks :-D

    I hope all's well in your part of the world.

    Steve :-D

  • Comment number 86.

    Hellooooo ......

  • Comment number 87.

    Steve, *gggggggggggg*


  • Comment number 88.

    OK. Let's try this ....

  • Comment number 89.

    Morning comrades

    Beautiful sunny day here in the Shire of ChezNicia (ok, I'm at work which is over the road, but you know what I mean!)

    Office to myself at the mo (until about 11 I think) so playing a bit of U2 - always a good move on a sunny day. And I've got stuff to crack on with which should see me to 5pm, if I'm lucky ....

  • Comment number 90.

    Bit of a bittersweet day for me today: it's 6 years to the day that my dad toodled off to that great Public Bar in the sky (he never was one for the Saloon!). I miss him dreadfully and I know that him and Nic would have got on really well with the ocmmon ground of beer, football and ickle auld me!

    If you're looking down on me dad, you'll know that my man is looking after me and we laugh often and loud. What more could your little girl ask for eh!?!? (please forgive him the fact that he supports Man Utd ....!)

  • Comment number 91.

    On a brighter note, I found out this morning by the wonders of technology that I have passed Assignment 3 of my nutrition course. Next up .... minerals.

    Have a grand day, whatever you're up to. I'll be back later.

    Muchos Amore


  • Comment number 92.


    Got there in the end .....


  • Comment number 93.

    Hi everyone:

    Lovely day in Glasgow ... you don't hear me say that very often, eh?!

    mtd: hope you did get a teeny trophy last night.

    Mary: aww, thank you. Can't beat a bit of Rick at 6.25 of a morning!

    Bids: have missed you - I did wonder where you were. Nice to hear that your daughter had a wonderful birthday, and has been giving it large!

    Most inconvenient for some bloggers not being able to post last night. Hope the trusty blog behaves itself today!

    kks: well done on the round of applause from Jonny and Lynn!

    Sezza: good luck with the shopping!

    Baggy: good news about your new contract - that's a relief for you.

    Cheryl: a sad day for you, I am sure. But, I can't deny that you do sound like a very happy (Easter) bunny!

    Hope everyone has a good day.

    C xx

  • Comment number 94.

    Hi Chrissie

    Some days, you just wake up and feel "complete". Today is one of those days and I know I have an awful to smile about. Still not happy at work but that's just a wee blip that I can live with.

    The sun is out, I have my health and a lot of love in my life.

    Yep - happy Easter Bunny!



  • Comment number 95.


    It is indeed glorious here too :)

    Steve and Keith, It's good to read you.

    Deev, Have a hug {{}} and well done on passing assignment number 3 xx

    Baggy, Congrats to you on your 6 month contract xx

    Sezza, As Chrissie said good luck!

    Jilly, Meant to say Happy Moving, I think the weather is supposed to be good for the weekend xx

    csn, I did a pile of ironing last night, all the clothes from my hols but I am now up to date...phew xx

    To everyone else "Hi" and I hope you are having a nice day and enjoying the sunshine.

    Nothing wild or exciting to report, so I'll get on with what I'm paid to do :)


  • Comment number 96.


    Thanks you mostly kindly :) *bows* Nothing wild or exciting to report is good :-D


    Happy moving :)

    Steve :-D

  • Comment number 97.

    Deevs - thinking of you and so glad you are indeed a happy Easter bunny x

    Thanks Steve, Ali and everyone ..... the forecast is indeed meant to be good for Friday so I'd best some beers in the fridge - the men will be thirsty by the time they get the first van-load in!

    jillygoat x

  • Comment number 98.

    Morning all

    What a happy place this is this morning, must be the sunshine (why do I always hear an oasis style twang to that).

    Bit of a mixed weekend as everyone at home except me had the sickness bug at some point. Hopefully all on the mend now.

    Also just trying to organize a surprise party for the OH's *0th birthday!


  • Comment number 99.


    Tis unusual to have surprise 20th birthday parties . . .wouldn't you have been better off waiting a year and having a super dooper 21st instead? :-D

    Steve :-D

  • Comment number 100.

    Afternoon peeps
    Quick lunchtime drop in - so as not to annoy those who might take away my blogging privilages (work as opposed to blog police!)

    Enjoying the lovely weather although shame I am in the office and not outside.
    Having my prawn sandwich and packet of Walkers ready salted - yummy.
    Scone for pud or maybe afternoon tea-break - depends how long I can resist.

    Congrats on the assignment Deev. Sorry you are missing your Dad, but concentrate on the happy memories, not the loss xx

    Well done on the new contract, Baggy.

    Enjoy the rest of your day, everyone.

    Oh had a nice surprise today - got my travel folder out to bring passport into office to photocopy it and I found 100 euros left from last March's trip to Portugal.
    That will make a nice start to the holiday spending for my 4 days in Lanzarote in May!

    ttfn, Crumpy xx


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